Solution Focus

Solution Focus

"Problem talk creates problems, solution talk creates solutions"

Solution-Focused Management is a powerful and practical way to stimulate a positive change in people, teams and organisations. You identify what already works and do even more to realise useful changes. This approach has its roots in therapy, developed by among others Kim Berg, Steve de Shazer and Luc Isebaert.

The focus is on what is actually possible – instead of analyzing problems or causes –encourages managers to stop with something which does not work and to do something different instead. Different principles characterise this approach: simplicity, cooperation, focus on strengths, the possibilities and resources of the organisation and the people who are part of it.

The focus lies on the interaction between individuals and teams and makes individuals responsible. Possibilities from the past, present and future are investigated. Exceptions and small changes are used to reaches the wanted goals. Every case is viewed individually and the expertise on how to solve the problem lies with the person or the team who wish to see a certain change.


Focusing on solutions is like learning to speak a new language: looking differently at the world - starting with the work place – and communicating and dealing with problems differently.
Installing a constructive working language and working atmosphere changes life in the work place dramatically.

  • The principles are easy to learn and lead to a higher standard of wellbeing, greater productivity, more fun and energy and a strong team with fantastic results.
  • Solution Focus is an ideal approach to install a new culture or mind set within your organisation.

What participants have said

"It is very simple, almost too simple, yet it works exceptionally well. It is surprisingly simple and not always easy to apply. It is a kind of pass key which fits almost every door even though every door is different. I have integrated it into my life’s philosophy."
- Lien Meuleman

"I have become very much aware of the fact that I used to think a lot in terms of errors, faults and causes. I didn’t know any better, that is how I was raised. When you then notice that by trying to reduce the problem, you make it bigger and worse and you keep getting further and further away from the solution, then I know what I want to put my energy into."
- Armand den Dender

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